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August 24, 2016

The game of modern tennis was patented in 1874, and was offered to players in a box with bats, balls, a portable court and a nine-page pamphlet titled Wingfield’s Rules of the Game. Nine pages. Nine. By the time the 2015 edition of Friend at Court, the USTA Handbook of Tennis Rules and Regulations, was published, it took 296 pages of fine print to cover the rules for tennis.

August 24, 2016

For the second consecutive year, the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Women's Tennis team was selected as an unanimous favorite in the East Coast Conference (ECC) Preseason Poll. NYITʹs Lena Dimmer was selected by the coaches as the Preseason Player of the Year.

August 23, 2016

Kristie Ahn fought back from a set down to defeat fellow American Francesca Di Lorenzo during the U.S. Open qualifying tournament on Tuesday, coming back for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 win to move into the second round of qualifying.

August 23, 2016

The USTA has announced that world number one and defending U.S. Open champion Novak Djokovic and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray have been named the top two seeds, respectively, in Men’s Singles at the 2016 U.S. Open, headlining the four U.S. Open and five Grand Slam champions to earn Top-10 seeds. 

August 23, 2016

The USTA has announced the names of the vocalists, ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs prior to the night sessions of the 2016 U.S. Open and/or during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s U.S. Open features talent from throughout the New York metropolitan area, as well as from Arizona, California and Tennessee.

August 23, 2016

USTA Eastern will hold its 2016 Junior Awards Gala on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Hospitality Pavilion to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Each of the 30 players honored are the top three in their age group as a result of their tournament performances over the past year.

August 22, 2016

Marin Cilic won his first ever ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event Sunday, upsetting Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5 in just over 90 minutes in Cincinnati for the Western & Southern Open title.

August 22, 2016

It all starts with the love and passion for the game. It is accomplished by hard work, parent/family support and great coaching. Elite junior players begin as recreational players, usually in small classes of between three and six students.

August 22, 2016

The number 15 seed Karolina Pliskova was all that stood in the way of Angelique Kerber. With a win in the finals of the Western & Southern Open, Kerber would not only capture the Cincinnati title, but also unseat world number one Serena Williams atop the WTA Women’s Singles Rankings after Serena’s 183 week run as number one.

August 22, 2016

The WTA has announced that world number one Serena Williams and world number two Angelique Kerber have secured the first two singles qualifications for this year’s BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, presented by SC Global. 

August 19, 2016

On the women’s singles side of the draw at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Angelique Kerber fought back to defeat Carla Suárez Navarro, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, to move into the semifinals. Should Kerber capture the title in Cincinnati, she will end Serena Williams’ stranglehold on the top spot of the WTA Women’s Singles Rankings.

August 19, 2016

Milos Raonic of Canada continued his strong 2016, rattling off a 6-3, 6-4 win Friday over Dominic Thiem to advance to the semifinals of the 2016 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Raonic, the number four seed in Cincinnati, is making his sixth consecutive appearance in Cincinnati and his second semifinals appearance, having also advanced this far back in 2014.  

August 18, 2016

The USTA has announced a series of physical improvements, fan and player upgrades, and new sponsor activations which will be unveiled at the 2016 U..S Open.

August 18, 2016

Americans Ryan Harrison of the San Diego Aviators and Nicole Gibbs of the Orange County Breakers were named recipients of the Mylan World TeamTennis MVP awards, presented by Forevermark, based on their performance during the 2016 regular season. Harrison and Gibbs will each receive a $7,500 bonus and a diamond from Forevermark, a diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies.

August 17, 2016

The USTA has announced that “Hamilton” star and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will return to his native Queens, N.Y., to perform a special duet with cultural legend Phil Collins during the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2016 U.S. Open Monday evening, Aug. 29 at Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

August 17, 2016

To get the best out of your students, tennis pros need to build a detailed curriculum just like school teachers. This ensures that players will more likely get the most out of their lessons. 

August 17, 2016

In 1953, Maureen Connolly was the first woman to win the Grand Slam in tennis history. Known by her nickname “Little Mo,” she is still the only American woman and the youngest at age 18 to have accomplished this feat. 

August 16, 2016

The USTA today announced that 2016 Olympic silver medalist and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina will receive a wild card into the U.S. Open. 

August 16, 2016

The USTA today announced that two-time NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins is one of six American women to receive a wild card into the 2016 U.S. Open. 

August 16, 2016

Top tennis executives will present the latest research and share plans for growing this industry at the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open.

August 15, 2016

In a proper ending to an excellent tennis tournament at the Olympics, Great Britain’s Andy Murray outlasted Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to capture his second career singles Gold Medal.

August 13, 2016

The New York Empire played its final match at Forest Hills Stadium at West Side Tennis Club on Friday night, as the San Diego Aviators came into Queens and won 24-16, clinching a spot in the Mylan World TeamTennis finals.

August 12, 2016

Having problems with the backhand? Here some easy cures that will it improve. We’ll begin with the one-handed backhand.

August 12, 2016

In what may have been one of the most exciting matches of the Mylan World TeamTennis season in Forest Hills, the Orange County Breakers edged the New York Empire 19-17 on Thursday night.